Thursday, March 5, 2009

Humbled


Is there anything scarier than watching your child fight for breath? If there is, I don't want to know about it.

Last night I was reminded again how helpless a parent can be. Since asthma is dominant on both family trees, I panicked when Sam struggled for air last night. Thankfully, Brad had flown in only an hour earlier and was able to bless him, calm me, and make a midnight visit to the ER. It wasn't an asthma attack, only a really bad case of croup.

One nebulizer treatment, one dose of steroid, and--most importantly--one official hospital bracelet later, Sam is home and breathing easy.

Thank Goodness.

24 comments:

Rochelleht said...

YIKES!! That IS super scary. I am not so fond of those reminders of how tenuous life can be. UGH! I like to think we are all invincible. Glad everything is ok and that hubby was home. SO grateful for the priesthood.

Marci said...

So scary! We had that happen with Kade. I am glad to hear he is ok and breathing fine.

Marci said...

So scary! We had that happen with Kade. I am glad to hear he is ok and breathing fine.

Annemarie said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. I've been there and I know it is so scary. I'm so glad your little Sam is ok. It sure can rattle a mom's nerves!

Sally said...

:(

We have lived that experience too. It is terrifying. The ER seems so far away and you just feel so helpless.

Your son is so precious! I bet you can't think about anything else. I am glad that he is fine and happy with his new bracelet.

Jessica said...

I cannot imagine. Yuck!

martha corinna said...

I cannot believe you were up late with that last night, taught seminary this morning and still took the time to answer(nicely) all of my stupid emails! You are not only the best mother and friend, but you are sincerely a wonderful human being Gab!

Lauren in GA said...

Oh, my...I am so glad he is okay!

It is so scary being a parent.

Christie said...

Oh, Gabi, I am so sorry. That sounds like a horrible way to spend an evening. Thank heavens for modern medicine, no?

cami said...

That is so scary! I remember having nights like that with Bryce's asthma when he was much younger. An awful feeling.

I'm glad Sam is doing better!

TravelinOma said...

Little things remind us how vulnerable we really are. It's terrifying to remember we're not in charge! It was reassuring to hear his cute voice, "Hi Oma. I got a bracelet from the hospital." You deserve some kind of bracelet, too--but of diamonds, not plastic.

Jeanelle said...

That is the cutest little face! I'm so glad you had your husband home. Like you, I'm so grateful for the power of the Priesthood as well as the medical advances that make things better so quickly.

calibosmom said...

THANK HEAVEN! I thank Heavenly Father everyday that my children are healthy. Sooo glad your cutie is better-that is so scary.

the MomBabe said...

Scary! I'm glad he's home and breathing.

Ilene said...

I hate feeling helpless like that. Thank goodness for the priesthood and ERs, huh?

My Jackson has asthmas issues and I know what you went through. Yuck, yuck, yuck.

I hope the little guy is on the mend!

Robin said...

My youngest has asthma and I have scary dreams about it. I am glad you are all ok.

Emy5 said...

I am so relieved that you are all OK. That sounds so traumatic.

Melissa-Mc said...

No, there is nothing scarier than seeing your child in danger. I am so glad he is okay.

Lisa-Marie said...

I am so glad that everything is okay. Life and perspective can change in an instant, can't it?

Thank heaven for the priesthood and worthy husbands who can utilize it.

wenderful said...

Oh no! That helpless, panicked feeling is awful. Our littlest had a fever induced seizure when he was about a year old and stopped breathing. It was so scary!
I'm so glad your little guy is OK.

queenieweenie said...

watching your children suffer is the worst, most helpless feeling a parent can have. i'm glad he and YOU are okay!

Jill said...

You're right, there is NOTHING worse. Glad to hear everything is okay now.

i'm kelly said...

scary! glad everything is okay!

Melissa said...

Coming in late, but no, I haven't found anything scarier than a child struggling for breath. We have one who had a myriad of problems her first year with her airway being the biggest and boy, I hate that feeling. Glad he is better.

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